Digital fuel monitoring system introduced in Pakistan Railway

Islamabad: In Pakistan Railways, a new system using the Internet of Things (IoT) for monitoring fuel has been introduced. The primary goal is to save 15 percent of the fuel budget through increased operational efficiency and targeted maintenance. The Caretaker Federal Minister for Railways, Shahid Ashraf Tarar, officially launched this IoT-based online system at Margalla Station in Islamabad. The Ministry of Railways plans to equip locomotives with the latest gadgets for online monitoring, emphasizing financial and operational efficiency, with a specific focus on safety measures.

The implementation of this system is expected to not only save financial resources for Pakistan Railways but also reduce fuel wastage and theft. A user-friendly dashboard is currently under development, where all relevant information will be easily accessible with just a single click.

Digital fuel monitoring system introduced in Pakistan Railway

The new system allows for real-time monitoring of various factors, including fuel consumption and refueling, average speed, idle time, real-time location tracking, and maintenance requirements. Moreover, it enables the analysis of the driver’s behavior. The dashboard will display a red pop-up for any abnormal increase or decrease in fuel consumption patterns. The system is designed to automatically generate detailed analyses of the collected data, facilitating better and timely decision-making. Additionally, special safety features are incorporated to ensure a smooth and safe travel experience for passengers.

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Earlier reports from January revealed a historic increase in revenue for Pakistan Railways during the first half of the financial year 2023-24, reaching Rs 41 billion compared to Rs 28 billion in the same period the previous year. The CEO of Pakistan Railways, Aamir Baloch, expressed optimism, anticipating further improvements with the launch of the ML1 project.

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